Pro Wrestling NOAH strips Yoshinari Ogawa & HAYATA of GHC Junior Tag Titles

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2022/01/20/pro-wrestling-noah-strips-yoshinari-ogawa-hayata-of-ghc-junior-tag-titles/

New GHC Junior Tag Team Champions to be crowned.

Pro Wrestling NOAH made the announcement that Yoshinari Ogawa and HAYATA have been stripped of the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles. Recently, there were ten active talents who are a part of NOAH’s roster that were pulled from the company’s 1/16 show after multiple talents tested positive for COVID or came into close contact with an individual that did test positive.

Ogawa was one of the talents that tested positive and he was scheduled to defend the Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles alongside HAYATA on 1/22 in Osaka, Japan. He is unable to compete and as a result, NOAH opted to strip him and HAYATA of the titles.

On 1/22, Hajime Ohara and Atsushi Kotoge will take on Seiki Yoshioka and Yuya Susumu for the vacant tag titles.

【GHC タイトル管理委員会からのお知らせ】

1月22日大阪大会にて開催予定でしたGHCJr.タッグ選手権につきまして、王者・小川良成選手が出場不能のため、王者組の王座を剝奪致します。
また同大会の下記一戦をGHCJr.タッグ王座決定戦とし、勝者組を" 第48代GHCJr.タッグ王者 "と致します。#noah_ghc pic.twitter.com/Weces073yF

— プロレスリング・ノア |PROWRESTLING NOAH (@noah_ghc) January 19, 2022

HAYATA and Ogawa first captured the titles this past November at ‘NOAH The Best’. HAYATA also lost the GHC Junior Heavyweight Title to Daisuke Harada on 1/10.